Withdrawal Symptoms Experienced from Opioid Prescription Drugs

One of the hardest things about prescription drug addiction is that the addict is often someone who would never seek out and purchase illegal drugs. This person was probably prescribed opioids like Oxycontin (Oxycodone), Vicodin (Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen), Dilaudid (hydromorphone), or Morphine as a pain reliever. Maybe they never even abused the drug, perhaps it was simply a… Read More

Kratom and America’s Problem with Opiates

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For those of you who have followed the news at all lately, you know that the country has been plagued with a problem with opiates, which has been deemed an opioid crisis. However, a smaller contingency of news reports have come out discussing a substance called kratom, which many people claim is a tool in helping them self-medicate… Read More

Jails Serving as Makeshift Drug Detox Centers Due To Heroin and Opioid Crisis

Some smaller jails in Louisiana have been having to pull double-duty as more and more arrestees suffer from heroin and opiates withdrawal symptoms. Nearly two of three sentenced inmates in jail from 2007 to 2009 met the criteria for drug dependence, and the numbers can only be expected to go up with the crisis. A couple of jails… Read More

Debating the Use of Opioids for Opioid Addiction Treatment

Many within the rehab community are concerned with the notion that opioid withdrawal symptoms are controlled with the use of additional opioids. The practice can work well to keep people from suffering some of the worst of those symptoms, but it is coming under criticism from a number of people within the community. Those against the practice say… Read More

Investigation Shows Florida Had Major Role in America’s Heroin Problem

It’s well-known that Florida, out of all of the states, has a drug problem. However, the Palm Beach Post has concluded an investigation showing that Florida has had a major role in starting the nation’s most recent heroin crisis back in 2011. The roots of the crisis are actually tied to the Florida opioid addiction problem that “pill… Read More

FBI Raids And Indictments At Phony Rehab Clinic Empire

Federal prosecutors have brought down the hammer on eight people who were part of a South Florida fake sober home and drug treatment center business empire, a cover for massive insurance fraud. The centers, which would treat patients going through opioid rehab and other such therapies, used the services in order to charge insurance companies over $50 million… Read More

DeLand Commissioner Arrested on Drug Charges

Some public officials are just not what they used to be. Jeffrey Hunter, 59, City Commissioner for DeLand City, was arrested on Wednesday on drug charges, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. He has been charged with delivering or selling hydrocodone, a controlled substance and one of the drugs involved in the opioid crisis. The authorities… Read More

Blue Lights Installed In Restrooms May Hinder Drug Use

It might sound bizarrely simple, but it would appear that a simple change of color might be all it takes for store owners to keep away drug abusers from their public bathrooms. Drug users will sometimes use store bathroom stalls in order to inject drugs, which causes many problems and potential liabilities for store owners. People who inject… Read More